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US President Donald Trump questioned the historic nuclear deal on Saturday after Iran's test launch of a new medium-range missile.

A French parachutist was killed while participating in the fight against Islamic State militants in the Iraq-Syria military zone, President Macron said on Saturday.

US-made bomb killed Yemen civilians in Saudi-led airstrike: Amnesty

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US-made bomb killed Yemen civilians in Saudi-led airstrike: Amnesty

A bomb that destroyed a residential building in Sanaa last month, killing 16 civilians and injuring 17 others - including five-year-old Buthaina, was made in the US, Amnesty International said.

Iran's Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US criticism Iran's Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US criticism

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Iran's Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US criticism

President Hassan Rouhani vowed that Iran would boost its ballistic missile capabilities on Friday, despite criticism from the United States and ...

Migrants face more danger after disputed Italy-Libya deal

Alessandra Bajec

Migrants face more danger after disputed Italy-Libya deal

In-depth: By reinforcing Europe's fortress policy, Italy is further endangering the lives of vulnerable migrants rather than solving the crisis, ...

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The Iraq Report: Kurds take centre stage from IS

The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

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Trump slams Iran ahead of presidency's first US-Iran talks

The US and Iran will have their highest-level interaction of Trump's presidency, a day after he delivered a blistering attack on Tehran.

Warda Mohamed and Tony Fortin

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

The long read: The US and UK are often lambasted for their sales of weaponry to Saudi Arabia. But France cannot be overlooked, write ...

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France leads efforts urging Trump to save Iran deal

France is stepping up efforts to convince US President Donald Trump not to scrap the Iran nuclear deal, suggesting ways to prolong the ...

Qatar to buy 24 fighter jets from the UK

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Qatar to buy 24 fighter jets from the UK

Qatar has agreed to buy 24 fighter jets from Britain, Doha's defence secretary said on Sunday, the emirate's second major military purchase ...

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French president Macron urges lifting of Qatar blockade

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday urged the lifting of a Saudi-led blockade on Qatar after meeting with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin ...

Qatar ready for dialogue, Tamim tells Germany's Merkel Qatar ready for dialogue, Tamim tells Germany's Merkel

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Qatar ready for dialogue, Tamim tells Germany's Merkel

Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said the Gulf emirate is ready for talks with the Arab states imposing a blockade on Doha, during a ...

The world is wrong to let 'mass-murderer' Assad remain

James Snell

The world is wrong to let 'mass-murderer' Assad remain

Comment: The world's major powers have agreed to allow Assad to remain, but this agreement is short-sighted, unsustainable and wrong, writes ...

Kirkuk Arabs petition UN over Kurdistan referendum

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Kirkuk Arabs petition UN over Kurdistan referendum

Arabs in Iraq's disputed Kirkuk province have filed a petition with the UN declaring their opposition to the Kurdistan region's independence ...

Tunisia bars Morocco's 'rebel prince' from democracy conference

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Tunisia bars Morocco's 'rebel prince' from democracy conference

A Moroccan prince has been expelled from Tunisia after he tried to attend a conference on the North African country's political transition.

Dr Joanne Liu

European governments are feeding Libya's business of suffering

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) pen an open letter of the consequences of the European Governments' strategy towards the suffering of people trying to escape Libya

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Pentagon downsizes reporter crews travelling on Mattis Middle-East visits

The Pentagon has scaled back the number of journalists joining US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on trips overseas, raising concerns over ...

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Bahrain backtracks on human rights pledges: Amnesty

Bahrain has retreated from promised reforms and "dramatically" escalated a clampdown on political dissent over the past year, rights watchdog ...

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New UN probe 'step closer' for justice in Syria

The international community has taken a "step closer" to achieving justice for war crimes in Syria's war, the judge leading a new UN effort to ...

Egypt condemns North Korea's nuclear test, warns of threats

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Egypt condemns North Korea's nuclear test, warns of threats

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry expressed worries that the escalating activity could unleash a nuclear arms race in the region.

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France urges Syria transition without Assad

France on Friday backtracked on President Macron's comments in June that the removal of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad should not be a ...

UN renews peacekeeping mission in Lebanon despite US warnings

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UN renews peacekeeping mission in Lebanon despite US warnings

The council unanimously backed a French-drafted resolution after much wrangling with US over the UNIFIL mandate tasked with monitoring a ...

Iraq's Kirkuk to take part in Kurdish independence referendum

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Iraq's Kirkuk to take part in Kurdish independence referendum

The disputed region of Kirkuk in northern Iraq voted on Tuesday to take part in next month’s Kurdish independence referendum, councillors said.

Lifting the veil: Religious freedoms in Tunisia

Alessandra Bocchi

Lifting the veil: Religious freedoms in Tunisia

In-depth: Non-Muslims have more rights than elsewhere in the region, but still face discrimination, writes Alessandra Bocchi.

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